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European Union agrees more ambitious energy efficiency target

Moreover, new rules require all European Union member states to draft updated energy and climate plans by the end of 2018. "Our renewable energy roadmap analy...


Volvo sets goal of 25 percent recycled plastics in cars from 2025

Its carpet is made of fibres developed from PET plastic bottles, working with a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturer offcuts. While big brand owners...


Scientists Identify Source Of Mysterious Mars Rock Formation

The Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars near its equator was formed as a result of explosive volcanic eruptions . The study authors believe that the freakish ...


Red planet Mars gets closer to Earth after 15 years

If Earth and Mars followed perfectly circular orbits, opposition would be as close as the two planets could get'. The most massive dust storm on Mars ever o...


Trump orders Pentagon to create USA 'space force'

The President said he is directing the Pentagon to put that plan into action, in an attempt to create a warfighting entity " separate but equal " to the Air ...


Over 300,000 USA coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: There are many communities around the country already seeing increased flooding as a result of seasonal high tides and storm events. Man...


World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 in Perth Zoo

In 2016, when Puan reached her 60th birthday, she earned her spot in the Guinness World Records as the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world . Puan's z...


Giant hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns spotted in Virginia

The phototoxic chemicals, known as furanocoumarins, are highly reactive to UV light, causing severe burns and blistering. These plants had previously been fo...


Rainforest frogs preserved in Amber surface after 100 mln yrs

These 99-million-year-old amber fossils provide the earliest direct evidence of frogs living in wet, tropical forests. "It's nearly unheard of to get a fossil...


The speed of melting ice in Antarctica has grown to record levels

And the ice losses quickened to 219 billion tonnes a year since 2012, from 76 billion previously. However, in the last five years, it too has begun to lose ice,...


Iowa Astronaut Peggy Whitson Announces Retirement

In 2002, she become NASA's first Space Station science officer, and in 2008 become the first female commander of the Space Station. During her time with NASA,...


Nasa rover falls silent as enormous dust storm envelops Mars

Opportunity , along with Spirit, its twin, landed on the planet in 2004. NASA engineers received a transmission from Opportunity on Sunday but no response whe...


ON Premier-Designate Ford Announces End of Carbon Tax

Ford also said he's not happy that gasoline prices "mysteriously" rise for consumers as the weekend approaches. "It's not going to happen". Ford said eliminat...


Stephen Hawking's voice beamed to nearest black hole

Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a 2004 BBC drama Hawking , gave a reading on wisdom as the ashes of the renowned physicist were interred in Scientists' Co...


EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife

After touring a farm operated by Adam Schindler and his family in Reliance, Pruitt addressed a group of about 50 farmers and other people with interests in agri...


Antarctic ice melting faster

This equates to a 0.6 mm annual rise in global sea levels (in total, sea levels are rising about 3 mm a year, according to NASA ). The study was conducted ...


Antarctica Is Melting Three Times Faster Than a Decade Ago

However, ice retreat today is about more than 20 times that rate - more than 3,200 feet (1 kilometer) per year. From 1992 through 1997, Antarctica lost 49...


USA, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

In a vote of more than 200 member nations of soccer's governing body in Moscow, the so-called United Bid beat out Morocco , 134-65. Mexico played host to...


Epic Antarctic ice sheet melt speeding up sea level rise

If all of the glaciers on the southern continent were to melt then sea level would rise by 58 meters (190 feet). Looking closer, the rapid, recent changes are...


Martian rover threatened by massive dust storm

Even in the worst of storms, only a layer of fine dust is left behind. This 30-day time-lapse of the Martian atmosphere was capture by Opportunity during ...